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Orlando Pirates development player Tshepo Liphoko linked with a move to Golden Arrows

Posted: 31 January 2013 Time: 09:38

Orlando Pirates development player Tshepo Liphoko is set for a loan move to Golden Arrows.

Liphoko, who is a midfielder, was expected to be promoted to Pirates’ first team together with Nhlakanipho Ntuli and the latter has since been moved up, but Liphoko could be spending the rest of the season with Abafana Bes’thende.

The former Under-17 national team skipper, who was until recently linked with Belgian Pro League club KRC Genk, will sign a six-month loan deal with Arrows.

“Genk will have him for trials after this six months,” a source tells

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Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 09:48 am
Eish mara kante ke eng ka this thing of loaning these youngsters. It is only here laMzanzi where younsters are not given enough chance. Cup competitions like the the Nedbank are meant for these boys to be given chances.

Right now we have a fixture against Matuli or Maluti ABET school boys but you going to see us playing them with the same lineup that we will be using in the CAF Champions league final against Al Ahly.

If Chiefs had used their development players[even though we all know it was closed coz the yougest was 27] against Baroka, maybe they wouldn't be in this shame they are in right now.

Maybe Jimmy Tau and prrppppprrrrppprrrrrrrr wouldn't be synonimous.
posted: 09:57 am
the boy looks like, Thabo "Maicon" Matlaba, this the best of the GALAXY development what ou neighbours will forever wish to posses. my champ this boys need to get some game time coz u know no one is guaranteed game time at the GALAXY OF STARS.

Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:00 am
I didn't scout for these boys to be paraded around like a trophy. You have La Masia products growing and moulded together and this is what is making Barca strong every day. Now Lipho would be exposed to the Chiefs typical style of parking the bus and playing javelin at Arrows and then we expect him to come back and execute the tiki taka displayed by the Mighty Bucselona.

I had a meeting with Njenje and RDS about all my dissapointments and frustration at the way we want to do things these days. We used to have the likes abo DukuDuku, Continental, Cheese, Tso, and the likes and our job as development scouting team was evident.

Now we keep on buying while we have the best talent.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:02 am
Another young galaxy for overseas trial.
Tico MP
posted: 10:02 am
matlaba's son
Gucci Man
posted: 10:05 am
That is why we're struggling in this country in terms of development , we have coaches who don't believe in our youngsters .
In the past just name a few players we had aboSteve Lekoelea (15 yrs) , Bradley Carnell(15 yr) , Aaron Mokoena(17yr), Steven Pienaar(18yr), Thabo Mooiki(18yr) Thabang Lebese(18 yr), Dududuku Makhanya(18yr) and Jabu Pule(19yr) .
This was possible because we had coaches who believe in youngsters, now our current PSL coaches all they do is move these youngsters to NFD teams, struggling teams, he comes back then loan him again.

This is not really helping our youth at all.....this is just rubbish and Kaizer,Khoza,Motsepe and all leaders should be coming up with a system and make it compulsory for all PSL teams/coaches to feature atlease 2 U/20 players in their games . Even if the youngster is coming in for 5mins , that 5mins will motivate him to do more and that will motivate him.
posted: 10:05 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapo: U know how difficult it is to break into Pirates starting eleven. lets not frustrate thiese young Yebo Yes ghosts, lets expose them to PSL standards and prepare them for the future. Age is on their side.

Liphoko plays in the middlefield, how old is Jali,Ace,Bibo even Ngobeni a good player could not keep up. Look at how Cyril Mashigo is so brilliant but its difficult, where is Mxoyane n Zulu.

My champ, The Iron Duke knows what he is doing. This is what we call strategic placements.
posted: 10:09 am
Gucci Man: i today's modern game, the business aspect of the game is far bigger than the development of the game, coaches pay more attention to their KPI/KPA more than anything because it keeps them employed.

The NFD n Vodacom is full of young players, how competitive is the game at that level, what is the rate of players recruited to the more senior league.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 10:12 am
Bucs still have life in them, more talented youngsters to go overseas.
We develop stars ain't alcoholics turning motivational speakers 'cos of lack of income and sane brains.
This guys will take ze Belgian League by storm then Europe.
posted: 10:15 am
Orlando Pirates produces best talent
European teams have realised that
That is why we are the ONLY PSL team to be represented at the Man U youth Cup season after Season
We have an effective development model
Our Products continue to swell the National teams
Our Products are an envy of other PSL teams
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:15 am

Melaitie it is more difficult to break into a Barcelona line-up, ManU line-up, Chelsea, Arsenal, Madrid, Bayern but you always see their development players given a chance gradually until they develop into great players.

A big team like Pirates should value the Championship more than the PSL cup competitions. I mean whats the use of playing the likes abo Bibo, Jali, Ace, Tico against Maluti school boys in a Nedbank cup instead of the likes abo Lipho.
No my Champ, i am against all these things. We are killing development of our players. Jack Wilshere just like Jali is a young man but a senior players but was rested in the FA cup to give chance to others.

Thiago Alcantara is competing against the likes abo Xavi, Inniesta and Cesc but he is given a chance. We won 4 nil against Leopards, why not give 1 or 2 yousters 5-10 minutes in that game.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 10:17 am
Gucci Man

You got soccer brains and you do use 'em sparingly, continue to eat what you ate for breakfast today 'cos it's good for your thinking kwakwa.

I support what you just said and really nomater how things are, this guys needs to be introduced gradually to the senior sides just like what VV did last season to ze Cheriff.
Let's develop and use, lest we throw away that which is more precious than shinning stones.
Gucci Man
posted: 10:19 am
I don't know why we haven't learnt a lesson and I think we should take a leaf from countries like Ghana,Brazil ,Germany .....I will exclude England becuase they're patethic on the field .

We cannot rely on 25 to 30 yr old players everytime , what's the use of development then if we still gonna be chasing aboKhama Billiat, Kalaba everytime we need re-inforce our teams.

Last year I've noticed Liverpool and even though they're struggling but they started introducing their youngsters to the EPL and right now their youngster Raheem Sterling 17yr is also playing for their national team.
You watch Bundesliga and you'll see the same method these clubs like Borrusia Dortmund, Bayern Munich are using and they have youngsters not warming the bench but playing and they're doing very well.
Chiefs had 5 youngsters promoted by Dr Khumalo , and what happened to those boys they were loaned to other teams...I remember one of them his surname is Sitayitayi , Tshegofatso Ramabu ...
I don't know where are those boys now .....
Champ Msholozi
posted: 10:21 am
Another Formula 1 Deal
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 10:22 am
Another deal that was finalized in the bedroom. Mara Khosa oja Mato hle banna. aowa!!
posted: 10:25 am

Another Formula 1 Deal

Your Chaiman akasavukelwa thats Y you dont have these benefits
El Sol
posted: 10:27 am
Gucci Khosi lam ifully agree with you, our coaches are don't believe in youngster, overseas players make their team debuts while still teenagers, some even make it @National level besenamafinyila..PSL should along with Suffer should do something about this..u're leading 2-0 heading into the 80th minute why not sub any playa for a youngster just for experience's sake & let him smell what he could be possibly rewarded with should he dedicates himself, we tired of having to watch these /madalas/ week in week out while our youngsters are said to be inexperienced, where are they suPposed to get /experienced/ if you don't even give them 5minutes of game time but they train with these so called 'tried &tested' oldies every day..#SAfutbol
Gucci Man
posted: 10:35 am
If our all PSL chairmen sit downa and draft a much improved youth system , e.g that each PSL team cannot play more than 4 matches without giving a 17 or 18yr old atleast 5mins game time .
If that is included in their mandates , then we gonna start seeing more youth in our TOP LEAGUE and from all the 16 PSL teams .

If the team/coach didn't field a youngster for a maximum of 4-5 games then , the club must be penalised for a minimum of R100 000 and that money must be invested again to the provisional development structures/ those soccer academies.

That will also give Gordon Ingesund a breath of fresh air in terms of selecting Bafana Bafana players,
We(fans) also can stop complaining when Katlego Mphela,Shabba,Yeye,KG,Masilela, Tlou Segoelela,Diane Klate,Andile Jali are included or excluded in the national team.
This will exposed our talent and we can have more of our players going to competitive leagues in Europe and we all know the benefit of having more youth players being exposed internationally
Iniesta Manyisa
posted: 10:41 am
Whoelse in the PSL? It can only be Orlando Pirates Development.

Halala Bhakashushu
posted: 10:42 am
bedroom punana killing the players
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